Was ist das?

Sometimes, you’ll find stones that aren’t in English.  The language they’ll be in will differ depending on who settled in the area, but around here, the language that most often shows up is German. Two easy things to learn about German inscriptions are the “Geb.” and “Gest.” abbreviations.  Geb. is short for geboren, and is the birth date.  Gest. is short for gestorben and marks the death date.


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